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30 January 2014
Featured News from ECLAC
  (27 January, 2014) The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, presented today a report entitled Economic and Social Panorama of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, 2013 during a meeting of foreign affairs ministers from the member states of that community, known by the acronym CELAC, which was held in Havana.

The document is based on extracts from some of the main annual reports published by ECLAC during 2013 and includes five chapters dedicated to the economic outlook, foreign direct investment, the social panorama, the population and gender equality.

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11 December 2013
Featured News from ECLAC
(11 December 2013) The economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will expand by 3.2% in 2014, which is higher than the 2.6% from the end of 2013, according to a new ECLAC report launched today at a press conference in Santiago, Chile.

In its annual report Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean 2013, ECLAC points out that less buoyant external demand, greater international financial volatility and falling consumption were the factors determining the more modest economic performance of countries in 2013, which brought down the 3.0% estimate put forward by the Commission in July.

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08 November 2013
Featured News from ECLAC
(7 November 2013) Heads of national statistical institutes of Latin America and the Caribbean gathered at the Statistical Conference of the Americas (SCA) in Santiago, Chile, today agreed to strengthen the measurement of poverty, public security and justice, South-South cooperation and disability, and to improve gender equality indicators.

These agreements feature in the final resolution approved at the closing of the seventh meeting of the SCA, which is a subsidiary body of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), which from 5 November brought together representatives from member countries, as well as experts from the United Nations and other international agencies.

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24 October 2013
Featured News from ECLAC
After a decade of relatively strong growth, Latin America is facing headwinds associated with declining trade, a moderation in commodity prices and increasing uncertainty over external financial conditions.

The document Latin American Economic Outlook 2014: Logistics and competitiveness for development, jointly produced by the OECD Development Centre, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and CAF - Development Bank of Latin America, was released during the XXIII Ibero-American summit in Panama City. Weak economic performance in the euro area, the slowdown in some emerging economies and uncertainty over U.S. monetary and fiscal policy are also weighing on Latin America's weaker outlook.
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24 September 2013
Featured News from ECLAC
(10 September 2013) The foreign trade performance of Latin America and the Caribbean reflects the weak global economy. Regional export values are expected to grow by just 1.5% in 2013 (3% in volumes and -1.5% in prices) - which is similar to the 1.4% growth observed in 2012. Meanwhile, imports are expected to expand by 4.5%, which will bring the region's trade surplus down to 8.0 billion dollars in 2013 (compared to 41.0 billion dollars in 2012), according to estimates presented today in Santiago in a new report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

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Events
XIX International Congress of CLAD on State and Public Administration Reform
Nov 11, 2014 to Nov 14, 2014
Quito, Ecuador

CLAD
 
Documents
Mexico: Law on the Professional Service within Federal Public Administration (Ley del Servicio Profesional de Carrera en la Administración Pública Federal)
The Mexican Law on the Professional Service in the Federal Public Administration was adopted by the Congress of Mexico and signed into law by the President in April 2003. This law lays the groundwork for the organization, operation and development of the Civil Service in the offices of the Centralized Federal Public Administration. The law outlines the responsibilities and rights of public employees, and the structure of the civil service system. Highlighted values include: Impartiality, Efficiency, Continuous Improvement, Objectivity, Diligence, Conscientiousness, Conflict of Interest, and Legality.
28 July 2014
Code of Conduct of Costa Rica (Estatuto de Servicio Civil)
The State of Costa Rica implemented the Estatuto de Servicio Civil in 1970. Its main objective is to provide better service to the people of Costa Rica under the principles of: Integrity, professionalism, transparency, accountability, impartiality, efficiency, justice, courtesy, excellence, objectivity, diligence, commitment, ethical conduct, patriotism and conflict of interest.
17 June 2014
 
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